News & Events



Still open for business

It’s taken a few days to get my head together like most people due to all the changes happening in the world right now. But I’m still here & open for business

THANK YOU to all of you who have continued to support me & my little business, it means a lot to me and helps keep things afloat during these really difficult times. ⁣

I realise that in the grand scheme of things, ordering artwork, a mug, a cushion & even a small coaster or greetings card isn’t high on anyone’s priority list – but we all need to add a little colour and lightness to these difficult days & also send still gifts to our loved ones. ⁣

I am operating as usual & assure you that I will keep creating commissions & shipping my products for as long as is safe and allowed. ⁣

Yesterday I moved my studio contents to my home to allow me to carry on painting & I have a variety of products ready to dispatch too. ⁣

I am still working as hard as ever, although like many of you, I am also juggling working with homeschooling my children – so please bear with me if you message me! ⁣
Posting products will obviously mean trips to the post office, which as you understand need to be kept to a minimum – therefore I will aim for 2 trips a week⁣

Please keep watching me on Facebook and Instagram if you can – i will announce new creations when they happen & give you lots of gift ideas etc 🙂⁣

Please stay safe, stay home and stay positive if you can. Together we can all look after each other and come out of the other side of this.⁣

After the rain….comes the rainbow!⁣

Lots of Love, ⁣
Sarah xx


New painting workshop dates

I now have a list of acrylic painting workshops. Each workshop has only 4 places. Check out my online shop for more details & to book a place.


BBC Radio Derby

I was interviewed today during the Sally Pepper show. Listen to my segment below:


Limited Offer – A5 Mini portrait

Exciting news –

I have some space in May 2020 & have decided to offer the opportunity of a mini pet portrait on an A5 canvas board.

The board will then be mounted onto an A4 mountboard ready for you to pop into your own frame.

Pop over to my shop to secure your slot in my diary for only £99 !!

Limited spaces available!



So proud to be part of this project!! Empowering women & demonstrating girl power.

The project draws to a close on International women’s day & it will culminate in the 365 stories being published into a book.

Click here to read the article


Studio News

I am happy to report that my studio space has become larger. I have recently moved down the building at Banks Mill Studios, from the 4th floor into a new studio. I’m now based on the 1st floor. Its a lot more accessible for visitors and I now have enough room to teach workshops. Watch this space for workshop dates.

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Save the date !!!!

evolving …
at Banks mill Studios

Throughout March I will be displaying my artwork in my first solo show.

Charting my journey from retiring from the police force to revisiting my creative flair, the work will include commissioned pet portraits as well as my own collection of original artworks which can be purchased along with prints, cushions, mugs and coasters.

Join me for the launch on Friday 6th March between 5pm-9pm for drinks & nibbles

And also on two meet the artist events on 8th and 21st March between 10-3pm

The exhibition is open week days from 6th to 26th March opening 10-3pm


Derbyshire Open Arts

I’m very excited to announce that I will be taking part in Derbyshire Open Arts event this year! I will be based at Banks Mill Studios along with 10 other artists/creatives.

It takes place over Spring bank holiday weekend in May.
For more info on the event follow link below –

Made in Derbyshire

I’m pleased to announce that I’m now a proud member of “Made in Derbyshire”.
Check out their website to explore & discover more about the rich cultural life and diversity of Derbyshire.


Case Study

Here’s a recent Case study of my progress in business with the help of NBV.

Click here to read the full article.


Friday 6th to Thursday 26th March
10am – 3pm weekdays
“Evolving…” Solo Exhibition
Banks Mill Studios, 71, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LB

Postponed until further notice

Friday 27th, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March
10am – 5pm
Haddon Hall Spring Artisan Market
Bakewell, DE45 1LA

Postponed until further notice

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th April
10am – 4pm
Bonsall Arts Trail
Bonsall , Nr Matlock

Postponed until further notice

Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May
10am – 5pm
Derbyshire Open Arts Event
Banks Mill Studios, 71, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LB

Postponed until further notice

Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May
11am – 4.30pm
*** Tissington Well dressing event ***
Tissington Art & Craft fair, The Village Hall, The Green, Tissington, DE6 1RA

Postponed until further notice

Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July
10am – 5pm
Patchings Art Festival
Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottinghamshire, NG14 6NU

Postponed until further notice

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th August
11am – 4.30pm
Tissington Art & Craft fair
The Village Hall, The Green, Tissington, DE6 1RA

Sunday 30th & Monday 31st August
am – pm
Belper Arts Trail – venue to be confirmed

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September
11am – 4.30pm
Tissington Art & Craft fair
The Village Hall, The Green, Tissington, DE6 1RA

Saturday 31st October & Sunday 1st November
11am – 4.30pm
Tissington Art & Craft fair
The Village Hall, The Green, Tissington, DE6 1RA

Thursday 12th, Friday 13th, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November
10am – 5pm
Haddon Hall Winter Artisan Market
Bakewell, DE45 1LA

Friday 27th 5pm – 8pm
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 10am – 5pm
Banks Mill Open Studios
Banks Mill Studios, 71, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LB

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December
11am – 4.30pm
Tissington Art & Craft fair
The Village Hall, The Green,, Tissington, DE6 1RA